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General News of Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Source: starrfm.com.gh

Missing baby saga: I’ve learnt my lesson – Mother

The mother of the baby who was stolen in Takoradi in the Western region, Nana Akosua Bowaa, says she has learnt her lesson and would never leave her child in the hands of a stranger again.

The Takoradi Police SWAT team found Francis Mawusi Ahiabenu at Efiakuma with the suspect and a man believed to be her husband.

The suspects are in the custody of the Police as investigations into the incident continues.

Speaking on Morning Starr on Tuesday, March 26, Akosua Bowaa thanked Ghanaians and the Police Service for the support adding that she has been through a lot since her baby went missing on Friday.

Akosua Bowaa said she had learnt a lot from the incident and would be more vigilant going forward. She also admonished parents not to easily trust strangers who offer their help.

Background

Last Friday, the suspect who was dressed in a long dress with a veil covering her face pretended to be shopping in the market and engaged the victim’s mother, Akosua Bowaa, in a hearty conversation to the extent that the two started speaking their local dialect, Ewe.

The unidentified suspect requested Akosua Bowaa to hand over her baby boy to her to relieve her of the pressure so she could serve customers better.

The suspect then took the one-year-old boy and his siblings to a nearby pastries shop and bought them some, and later returned the siblings leaving the one year old boy with the pastries seller.

The suspect then promised to return the boy but subsequently bolted away with the boy without the mother noticing.

Later, the victim’s mother, realising their absence at the pastries shop, raised an alarm but it was too late to trace the whereabouts of her baby.

The frustrated mother began searching for her baby but could only get footage of her missing baby and the suspect from some banks whose CCTV captured them.